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Sumiko M. Kobata

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Sumiko M. Kobata

Sumiko M. Kobata was born on April 23, 1927 in Terminal Island, CA and passed away on February 13, 2013 in Long Beach, CA at the age of 85. Sumiko was a loving wife and dedicated mother and grandmother. She kept her family history alive by sharing and reliving stories of her time growing up in Terminal Island, being in the Internment Camp at Manzanar, CA during World War II where she graduated High School and worked as a bookkeeper and her return to the Long Beach area. She is survived by her husband, Steve Kobata; her children, Robert (Shulamite) Kobata, Joyce (Chi Kit) Cheung and Daniel (Esther) Kobata; her brother, Yosh (Jane) Masuda; and her grandchildren, Stephen Kobata, Tori Kobata and Danielle Kobata. Memorial and burial services will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Feb. 23, 2013
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